April 1, 2019 Subject:
echo august west - Charlie Miller IS the MAN
Thank you Mr. Miller- yet another excellent sounding show provided. Admittedly there were good copies of this around for a many a year -- I had this on a low gen SBD back in the day of Maxells -- remember those? 1800 of them in the wood crates, still in basement -- a couple hundred DATs, 100s of CDs and now I carry around every show (including about 50 videos) on a 3" by 4" Hard Drive.Jerry ripping through Help - Slip --...good stuff.
September 13, 2016 Subject:
Are Brent's inventiveness and assertiveness in this period a reflection of mastery of the material or an attempt to fill the void left by a sometimes disengaged Garcia?
Reviewer:August West Wharf Rat
November 12, 2014 Subject:
Hard to believe this was the last time they played Marin Vets.... I guess it was all downhill from here. all so tight. Charlie Miller is the man!
September 13, 2014 Subject:
Set out running..but I take my time
Nice rich classic 84 sound here..A gem from the get go..When I hear this it reminds me of that sound they hit in the early eighties..it's truly like comfort food for the head..Forever Grateful>Forever Dead!!Give It A Whirl~!!!!!!!!!!P.S. Listen for the pin drop during the DEW
Reviewer:Dave B 1986
April 25, 2014 Subject:
I have only listened up through drums, but I like it alot. The sound quality is excellent as usual. Jerry's playing is creative and energetic throughout...what cracks me up is Brent on Esau. He is way turned up in the mix with this rolling ballpark organ throughout. It's a pretty quirky tune to begin with, but this version is out there.
January 19, 2014 Subject:
Jack Straw opens it up with Brent using the Spring 84 "laser" effect to great effect. One of the best FOTDs of the era comes next, with more laser, a great Bob solo, Jerry solo, and crashdown. Early energy high here, A+. Jerry doesn't let up in Mama Tried as MAMA>Mexicali sustains us until the nearly perfect Big RR. A soaring Cassidy features some X factor magic and a strange beginning to the jam section. A TN Jed harkening me back, not to TN, but to the Golden Era in terms of tempo and performance, another A+. Phil is rollerblading at a rapid velocity during Esau, which also features great Brent, though for some reason Jer is a bit low.
Help>Slip>Frank is always a welcome sight on a setlist, and this is no exception. Brent branches away from Jerry, and reunites with him, both occurring several times during the Slipknot which has a nice crashdown before the reprise. Franklin maintains the energy and right out of that we get the drum beat of Samson & Delilah for the Sunday sermon. Rocking Jerry and great percussion/bass work with Brent keeping the church organ at a pace it's only used by rockstars. Terrapin Station fits into the powerslot snuggly with two nice Fan solos, including veering away from the more typical notes in the latter. In the outro jam we get nice work from Bob, adding some swirling dervishes behind Jerry.
Is that a "Jaws" theme in space? After that I could have sworn they were headed to the Wheel, instead a nice delay effect on Jerry's guitar has us noodling through this idea and eerily to do the Dew. Powerful Phil and noodle/fanning Jerry are highlighted by an aggressive Bob and filling Brent. Bob wants some more action and makes the Miracle call in the ashes of the Dew. A smoking GDTRFB leads us to a rant laden Good Lovin' to push back the night.
Touch of Grey closes us out.
The 1st set is consistent and fun. Great setlist to boot. The pre-drums segment doesn't have a weakness, maintaining the show well with a similarly salivation inducing choice of songs. Post space maintains the energy and again some nice songs. Touch is sloppy, but it was a long night!
A+. Everything is well balanced with no discernible hiss.